So, You Want to… Insulate a Garage Door
Metal garage doors can protect against the cold and wind, but they don’t do much to help the internal temperature of a garage. Proper insulation is the key to having a comfortable temperature in your garage. Proper insulation can increase the internal temperature of a garage by 10-12 degrees in the winter and can decrease the temperature by up to 20 degrees in the summer. Using a garage insulating kit can make the process of installing insulation much smoother, and they tend to come with supplies that enable you to properly install insulation. The more expensive a kit is, the more supplies it usually comes with. Insulating the door can be a good first step, but other areas of the garage should be insulated as well if you want the maximum benefit from insulating your garage.
- Proper insulation can increase temperatures in the garage in the winter and decrease temperatures in the summer.
- A garage door insulating kit can contain many of the tools needed to for installing the proper insulation, and as they increase in price more supplies are available.
- Insulating the door is a good opening step, but it is critical to insulate other areas of the garage to maximize heat retention.
“As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to gird your garage against the colder temperatures on the way, especially if you’ve got your home workshop in there.”